Master – Applied Economics

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Talent preparation class
Course: Sustainable Development and Territorial Planning (DDAT)
Course: Quantitative Methods and Modeling for Business (MQME)

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial training, Continuing training

Training summary

The Master 1 in applied economics preparatory talent course makes it possible to support talented young people from modest origins towards public service careers thanks to reinforced preparation courses for category A and A+, or even B, civil service competitions.

This training is based on a partnership between the University of Reunion, the Prefecture, the Regional Council of Reunion, the regional delegation of the National Center for Territorial Civil Service, the Regional Institute of Ocean Health Management Indian (IRMSOI), the Hospital Center of La Réunion, the Regional Institute of Administration (IRA) of Metz, the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Paris.

At the end of this Master 1, students who wish to enter the job market and who have dropped out leave the training. Others can access the Master 2 in applied economics (DDAT course) by simple registration if they have validated their year of M1 EA prep-talents.

The Master of Applied Economics (Master 1 called “classical” and Master 2) allows students in particular to learn to use numerous tools, software and methodologies which will help them to develop a certain mastery of the “data chain”: collection, processing and analysis of data with a view to producing results which will serve as a decision aid. Thanks to the creation of dashboards and the implementation of performance indicators, quantitative surveys, cost-benefit analyses, etc., they will also be required to measure the economic, social and environmental aspects of public or private activities and projects.

This Master's degree also includes a strong "project management" dimension, particularly useful for students who are predestined for positions as mission or operations managers in the field of territorial development.

Finally, the Master also opens the way to research in economics (PhD).

At the Master 2 level, the course is organized around two specialization courses:

  • Sustainable Development and Territorial Planning (DDAT) which trains engineer-level executives in various professions relating to the issues of (sustainable) territorial development, and more generally the management of public or private projects.

  • Quantitative Methods and Modeling for Business (MQME) which allows students to deepen their mastery of the data chain.

Training aims

The Master of Applied Economics (Master 1 EA called “classic” + Master 2 EA) aims to provide all students with solid training focused on three areas of specialty:

  • Economic analysis, through economic policies (notably environmental) and the study of territorial and island development issues

  • Decision support tools used for economic analysis and/or the assessment of economic, social and environmental impacts (cost-benefit analysis, game theory, data mining, business intelligence, etc.)

  • Data collection, processing, analysis and visualization tools and software (R, QGIS, Sphinx, SAS, Talend, MySQL, Tableau Desktop, Power BI)

The Master 1 in applied economics pre-talent course aims to effectively train students in the preparation of administrative competitions of category A/A+, or even B, including economics tests (in particular public finance inspector, customs inspector, territorial attaché e, competition and fraud prevention inspector, health and social action inspector, etc.).


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Advantages of the training

Students have the opportunity to complete an internship or part of the Master's degree (a semester or a full year of study) abroad while being registered at the University of Reunion. 

Targeted skills

The Master offers students transversal and differentiating skills that can be leveraged in many sectors of activity, including:
• Control of the data chain from the angle of economic analysis. At the end of the Master's degree, students learned to use different tools, methodologies and software allowing them, in numerous contexts, to collect, process and analyze data in order to produce results which will serve as an aid to the decision.
• Measuring the economic, social and environmental impacts of activities, projects and public or private goods (by producing dashboards and setting up performance indicators, quantitative surveys, cost analyses- profits etc.).

Summary of lessons by course

Master 1 applied economics prep-talents :

Teaching in common with the Master 1 in applied economics (classic course): Sustainable development and insularity 1 – Economic policies 1 – Economic policies 2 – Sustainable development and insularity 2 – Evaluation of public policies 2.

Specific lessons: Summary note (semesters 1 and 2) – Public finances (semester 1) – European issues (semester 1) – Human resources management (semester 1) – Social issues (semester 1) – Major contemporary political and social issues (semester 1) semesters 2 and 1) – Conferences (semesters 2 and 1) – Training for written tests (semester 1) – English (semesters 2 and 1) – Oral simulation/interview with the jury (semester 2 and 2) – Local finances ( semester 2) – Public policies (semester 2) – internship (semester XNUMX)

Master of Applied Economics (Master 1 EA called “classical” + Master 2 EA) :

Master 1 “classic” EA:

Sustainable development and insularity 1 – Strategies and decisions 1 – Economic policies 1 – English – Software 1: introduction to R and SAS – Job search techniques – Evaluation of public policies 1 – Econometrics 1.

Sustainable development and insularity 2 – Strategies and decisions 2 – Economic policies 2 – English – Project engineering – Internship in a company and professional analysis and observation note (NAOP) or research dissertation – Data analysis (License 3 course Economy-Management) or survey techniques (License 3 AES course) – Evaluation of public policies 2.

Master 2 EA:

Common core: English – Software 2: GIS with R – Datamining 1 – Business intelligence 1: collection, processing and analysis of data – Current analysis – forecasting methods – Project management – ​​Internship in a company + professional dissertation or introduction to research + research paper.

DDAT course: Blue economy – Circular economy – Sustainable development and insularity 3 (economics of public-private partnerships) – Corporate social responsibility – Operational planning.

MQME course: Econometrics 2 – Evaluation of public policies 3 – Operational research – Business intelligence 2: collection of web data and introduction to big data – Datamining 2.

For students who choose the research dissertation ("Research" option): In-depth macroeconomics – In-depth microeconomics – Applied economics workshops


In the second semester of Master 2, students choose to do an internship or a research dissertation. If they choose to complete a research dissertation, they will have to follow introductory research courses.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On application and interview, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

After the preparatory class course 

  • Territorial Administrator

  • Territorial Attaché 

  • Official in regional administration institutes 

  • Public finance inspector 

  • Customs inspector 

  • Inspector of competition and repression of fraud 

  • Inspector of health and social action 

  • Hospital administration associate

After Master 2 

  • Research manager in statistics and surveys 

  • Economic studies manager

  • Actuarial research officer

  • Analysis and reporting manager

  • data analyst

  • Business economist 

  • Study/mission/operation manager in planning or territorial development

  • Environmental studies manager

  • Sustainable development project manager

  • Consultant or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) manager

*Certain professions have a significant project management component.

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